B&Q jobs face axe

An estimated one in six B&Q stores are going to close, it has been announced today
An estimated one in six B&Q stores are going to close, it has been announced today

The company that owns B&Q has announced it will close some 60 stores.

Veronique Laury, CEO of Kingfisher, which owns the homes supplies chain said: “We have a lot to do and we are announcing today a set of first ‘sharp’ decisions which are already underway including the closure of around 15 per cent surplus B&Q space (c.60 stores) and our few loss making stores in Europe, the development of unified garden and bathroom businesses and the start of a Big Box revitalisation programme across Europe.”

Kingfisher has not confirmed if Crawley is one of the stores earmarked for closure.

The store in London Road, West Green, employs 68 people.

The Crawley store is advertising for two job vacancies, said its HR manager.